The Big Car Database


The Cutting was an automobile manufactured in Jackson, Michigan by the Clark-Carter Automobile Company from 1909-11, and the Cutting Motor Car Company from 1911-12.

The Cutting was a powerful automobile using engines from Milwaukee, Model, and Wisconsin ranging from 30-60 hp. Cuttings have been entered into the Indianapolis 500in 1911 & 1912. Prices ranged from $1,200 to $1,500. 

(Pictured) Bob Burman's Cutting after he crashed in the 1912 Indy 500

The Cutting was a well-thought and well-built automobile that placed in the top 15 of the 1911 and 1912 Indianopolis races. No radical changes were made in the next two years. In 1913, the company realized that its initial capital was drastically underfunded reorganized as the Cutting Motor Car Company, but investments did not come forth and the company went bankrupt in 1912 and was sold for $30,000. The remaining cars were sold through the Mason Company, Des Moines, IA.